JK (4614) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where the Wild Beers Are 2012. The high abv is well hidden. Some oak in the aroma, as well as yeast. Lightly sour and dry. Cloudy.
smith4498 (3068) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a trade with cbkschubert. Pours clear copper color with off white head. Caramel and dark fruit aroma with oak. Caramel and plum flavors with some tart cherries, oak and brown sugar. Medium body with moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Thanks Craig.
Strykzone (5072) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at 4 Hands cellar night. Kind of whiskey colored. An aroma that brings out the oak and some must. Fruit is interesting. The flavor is oak barrel, funk. And unidentifiable fruit. Very intetesting. Not really a sour.
Westmeister (1831) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Ale Alpharetta. This one was a crazy ass brew that I really got into after the first taste. Pours a red/brown, tan head. Aroma is fruity tart, a bit of the brett funkiness, some spice, oak. Taste is yeast, funk, fruity, oak, musty, some faint pie spice. I dug it.
pinkzambia (1530) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap: Unfiltered red brown with an off-white head and sticky lacing. Aromas of wood, apples with an astringent flavor and feel with a tad bit of sour apples in the aftertaste. Not bad, but I do prefer other sour ales to this.
ManvsCity (180) - Redmond, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big frothy beige head out of the bottle diminished to a solid but thin layer with serious lacing. Aroma is nice with sharp sourness like fresh granny smith apples, lots of oak, and apricots. Almost no hop bitterness or aroma. Pretty straightforward oak flavor mixed with a nice maltiness, but mostly taste the brett sourness. Has an overly bold dry oak aftertaste with hints of anise.
brucebruce81 (261) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is really good its smoothe and not very hoppy that goes along with the style
drfabulous (4192) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 thanks to Sparky. Big malty caramel nose. No sour for me here - via description. But apricots and oak. Some banana. Brown sugar sweetness. Nice carbonation. Nice overall.
phaleslu (6837) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle from Randall’s. Pours a deep, clear amber with just a little bit of plum coloring and a huge, rocky, frothy off-white head that leaves some spots of lace. The aroma doesn’t have much sourness, but a lot of oak and sweet malts, with some dark and dried fruits (plums, figs), brown sugar, winter spices, and booze. The flavor is equally oaky, sweet, and boozy, and has a long note that comes across as one of those spiced booze cakes you’d get around Christmas. The sourness is minimal, and comes across as berry-like tartness. Medium-full bodied, with moderate carbonation on the palate and a sweet, boozy mouthfeel. As a sour it’s mild, but as anything else it’s pretty intense.
msante79 (2211) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
C&C 750ml bottle I picked up in STL. Pours deeply hazed amberish brown large off-white head. Aromas of some funk, dark fruits, wood, and sweet malts. Flavors oak, toasted malts, dark fruits, floral, and fair amount and brett. Was expecting something offensive based on some of the reviews, but this is an interesting beer. Definitely has that brett presence but has the backbone of an oak aged american strong ale of sorts. Carbonation and body is thicker than most sours. Worth a shot in my opinion.